German Chancellor Schroeder to visit Iran in 2001
Ocotber 3, 2000, Teheran (dpa) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder
plans to visit Teheran next spring, Iran 's Economics Minister Hossein
Namazi said Tuesday.
``We look forward to the visit of the German chancellor to Teheran.
There is no exact date fixed yet although the visit is planned before the
presidential elections in Iran ,'' Namazi said.
He spoke at a joint press conference with his visiting German counterpart
Werner Mueller in Teheran.
Presidential elections in Iran will be held in mid-March or in May.
Iran 's President Mohammad Khatami was in Berlin last July in a visit
that led to an improvement of bilateral ties. Schroeder's visit to Iran
would be the first of a German head of state to Iran after the 1979 Islamic